Not as many players today. I forgot to e-mail in requests. Next week, I’m faxing the roster.
Vandenberg is asked about the fixes for the passing game, which produced just 3.9 yards an attempt, which didn’t crack or even come close to cracking the nation’s top 100. This stat shows success in the air. Iowa didn’t have much in week 1.
A lot of the mistakes you saw by the OL on Saturday are correctable, James Ferentz said. Asked if he pulled more, JF said it depends on the scheme. They did it twice last season. It’s not a regular part of the offense. Austin Blythe had a tough play at the end of the half, but JF said on the second play of the game he went the wrong way. People make mistakes, that was the message.
The empty trophy cases in the Iowa lockerroom. Purpose pitch. The message has been sent. Has it been received? “We have to come in focused,” Davis said.
Those empty trophy cases. They’re in the middle of everything in the Iowa lockerroom. You can’t walk around the place without bumping into them. They weren’t always down there, BTW.
The fifth-year senior had a few dark moments in 2009-10, when he was out for the year with a torn labrum and a sports hernia. He stuck it out and so, yes, the sack fumble he caused in the opener was a gratifying moment.
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